McVeigh visits Forde’s western pocket

MOUNT Lindesay Highway, inland rail and stronger communities grants topped the agenda when regional development, territories and local government minister Dr John McVeigh joined Forde MP Bert van Manen on a tour of the region’s western suburbs today.

VISIT:  Regional development, territories and local government minister Dr John McVeigh and Forde MP Bert van Manen. Photo: Supplied.

VISIT: Regional development, territories and local government minister Dr John McVeigh and Forde MP Bert van Manen. Photo: Supplied.

Mr van Manen said Mount Lindesay Highway safety needs were the first order of business.

The Federal budget delivered $16 million towards safety improvements on Mount Lindesay for a much needed upgrade to the Greenbank Road intersection and safer access to St Aldwyn Road.

“With the population boom from Logan’s western suburbs, more needs to be done and I know the minister will take this feedback back to the Deputy Prime minister,” he said.

Mr van Manen showed Dr McVeigh the inland rail which borders his electorate and visited a recipient of a stronger communities grants.

Park Ridge Baptist Church received a $6743 grant for a community connect centre fitout at Park Ridge Shopping Centre.

“It was a great opportunity for the minister to see the results of just one of many local grants and how it benefits the Park Ridge community,” Mr van Manen said.